Department of Sociology

Letisha Brown

University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Student
Letisha Brown



Race/Ethnicity, Body/Embodiment, Social Relationships, Food Practices, Intersectionality


Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown is a PhD. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her main areas of interest are: race, embodiment, social relationships and sport. In 2011, a portion of her master’s thesis Sex, Drugs and Barbie: Gender Verification, Drug Testing and the Commodification of the Black Female Athlete” was awarded the Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award during the 2011 North American Society for the Sociology of sport Conference. Currently, Letisha has a publication on race, gender, sport and disability in the South African Review of Sociology that focuses on South African runners Caster Semenya and Oscar Pistorius. 


Letisha also works in the area of social relationships and food practices, her dissertation focuses on this subject and draws on in-depth interview data frame by theories of intersectionality and embodiment. Letisha also works as the Graduate Assistant for the program Food for Black Thought here in Austin. 

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